Cornelia Chapin working on a sculpture of a pelican in Paris
Chapin, Cornelia Van Auken
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1 photographic print : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm.
Photo shows Chapin in a zoo in front of a pelican habitat. She has her sculpture on a wheeled cart and is working at it with hammer and chisel. Handwritten note on verso reads: Cornelia Chapin at the zoo working on penguin in Paris. Despite handwritten note, this sculpture appears to depict a pelican, perhaps Chapin's Pelican in repose of 1936.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560